AHT online - AHT online FAQ
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|Do I need to be working in a veterinary clinic to be accepted ? Once I am accepted, do I still need to be working at a veterinary clinic?|
You must be a paid employee for a minimum of 3 months to start the program.
Also, you must work at a veterinary facility a minimum of 20 hours a week through the whole program.
|When should I talk to my employer and mentor about the program?|
Before you apply. You need their help and support over the 3 year process of taking the course online. The clinic owner/your employer needs to understand that commitment, and be willing to take it on.
If your employer is also your mentor, there are additional responsibilities.
You may need to have more than one mentor. Both of those people need to be aware of their responsibilities and accept that role before you apply.
|How long is the online AHT course?|
It is a three-year program.
You'll have 3 semesters each year between September and April. Check the online schedule on the AHT important dates page.
You'll have a maximum of 4 years to complete the program.
|What if I fail an online course?|
|You may take the course again. However, you'll have to wait a full year until it's offered again|
|If I am taking the Lakeland College AHT program on campus and fail a course, can I pick up a course through the online program?|
|No. The online program doesn't replace the on campus program. They aren't interchangeable.|
|Will the online program be eligible for financial loans?|
Yes, you may quality for student loans.
Start with your province's student loan office for more information. You can find links on our government student loans page.
|Are there any specific requirements about the veterinary clinic where I work?|
Yes. To start, they have to agree for you to be a student in the program and employ you for at least 20 hours per week.
There are two other main criteria.
After you apply, you'll receive a Clinic of Employment form. Your employer and your mentor(s) sign the agreement.
|What does my mentor need to do?|
We recommend you have asked a potential mentor about that role before you apply. You'll get an official form for them to sign after you apply.
Direct your mentor to the for clinics and mentors page. Contact the enrolment specialist for an information package.
|What happens if I lose my job or need to change clinics at some point during the program?|
You will need to contact the clinic coordinator immediately.
She will advise you on the steps needed to continue with the program. Each situation will be evaluated individually.
|I'm required to be a member of what? When am I an RVT?|
We require that you join your province's veterinary technologist association before you start classes. You'll maintain that membership throughout the program.
Some student membership are free. Others have a cost. It's a benefit to both you and your clinic.
The registered veterinary technologist (RVT) designation is something you earn. You must write and pass the Veterinary National Exam (CTNE), then apply and be accepted by your provincial association.